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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

March 23, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. Ed White is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indiana Supreme Court is hearing the case of a woman who refused to unlock her cellphone for police in a stalking investigation. Attorneys in the case say the court’s decision could undermine privacy interests and constitutional rights, or public safety and law enforcement. SENT: 519 words.



BUNKER HILL, Ind. _ The woman named “Do It” has witnessed some of the most dangerous missions ever executed in World War II. She was there, helping carry personnel and cargo, and dropping paratroopers into enemy territory all across the Pacific Ocean. And she did it all while wearing just a skirt, casually reclining on the front of a C-47 Skytrain warplane. “Do It” was the name of the woman painted on the nose of the plane which was used during missions in the South Pacific during the war. “Do It” is now on display as part of new exhibit at Grissom Air Museum highlighting the one-of-a-kind nose art painted on some of the most iconic military aircraft in history. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 970 words. Photos requested.


MITCHELL, Ind. _ The smile on Justin Law’s face told the story. A disabled veteran, Law suffers from a rare nerve disorder called CRPS that causes excruciating pain — and can flare up for almost no reason at any time. Yet about a month ago, a group called The Fallen Outdoors not only helped Law forget about his condition for the day, but gave him some family memories he’ll cherish forever. “My wife said she hadn’t seen me smile like that in years,” Law said. That’s the mission of The Fallen Outdoors, a national, nonprofit organization that was created to put together hunting and fishing trips for disabled vets and service members, according to Evan Smith. By Brian Paul Kaufman. Times-Mail. SENT: 1,270 words. Photos requested.


_ ANTI-SMOKING MEDICINE: The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering tobacco users free medication to help them quit.

_ COVERED BRIDGE-CONSTRUCTION: Work has begun on a covered bridge near the site of a span destroyed decades ago by fire in southern Indiana’s Monroe County.

_ CAR WRECK-PHONE: Police say a 91-year-old Indiana woman rolled her car while trying to answer her cellphone.



HARTFORD, Conn. _ Defending NCAA champion Villanova faces third-seeded Purdue for a trip to the Sweet 16 in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts about 9 p.m.


EUGENE, Ore. The Hoosiers have no intention of going home just yet. With a victory over seventh-seeded Texas in the opening round of NCAA Tournament, No. 10 Indiana is set to face seconded-seeded Oregon on Sunday. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos.


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